Photo Release -- Ingalls Shipbuilding Hosts Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert

Photo Release -- Ingalls Shipbuilding Hosts Chief of Naval Operations Adm.
Jonathan W. Greenert

PASCAGOULA, Miss., Nov. 30, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls
Industries (NYSE:HII) hosted Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan W.
Greenert at the company's Ingalls Shipbuilding division on Thursday. Adm.
Greenert met with company leadership and toured the amphibious assault ship
America (LHA 6).

Adm Greenert Visit
 George Jones (right), Ingalls
 Shipbuilding's LHA 6 program
 manager, describes progress being
 made on the amphibious assault ship
 America (LHA 6) with Chief of Naval
 Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert
 during his shipyard visit on
 Thursday.

A photo accompanying this release is available at
http://media.globenewswire.com/hii/mediagallery.html?pkgid=16031

"We're at Ingalls to see the home of shipbuilding for amphibious ships," Adm.
Greenert said. "Shipbuilding is our future, and it's the Navy's future, and
clearly Ingalls is a major part of that. We have to understand how to build
effective and efficient ships. For me as the individual who determines the
requirements, I want to have a discussion and see what's feasible in the out
years. When it comes to future ships, we're looking for efficiency and
flexibility. Platforms that can take on payloads and be able to stretch,
evolve and transition to a future Navy."

Adm. Greenert spent time meeting with Ingalls Shipbuilding President Irwin F.
Edenzon before being given a short tour of the facility as well as a briefing
on-board America.

"All Ingalls Shipbuilders appreciate the time Adm. Greenert spent with us
today," Edenzon said. "His personal interest in our shipbuilders and our
shipyard reinforces how important our industry is to maintaining a strong
Navy. We do hard stuff right, and I was proud to show the admiral how
committed we are to doing it right and doing it better every day."

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) designs, builds and maintains nuclear and
non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and provides after-market
services for military ships around the globe. For more than a century, HII has
built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder.
Employing more than 37,000 in Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana and California,
its primary business divisions are Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls
Shipbuilding. For more information, visit:

  *HII on the web: www.huntingtoningalls.com
  *HII on Facebook: www.facebook.com/HuntingtonIngallsIndustries
  *HII on Twitter: twitter.com/hiindustries

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CONTACT: Bill Glenn
         william.glenn@hii-co.com
         228-935-1323

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